How to delete your Reddit account

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Judit Llordés
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Reddit is a useful tool for meeting like-minded people and answering questions. But what if you've had enough?

Maybe you've decided you'd like to try another app, or maybe you just don't need to use the platform anymore.

Whatever your reason, you are reading this article because you want to know how to delete your Reddit account. The process is sometimes a little tricky, but we'll show you how to do it.


Before removing your Reddit account, it's important to delete posts and comments if you don't want to leave a trace. Deactivating your account without deleting them means that your posts and comments will remain on the site as "unattributed".


Even if you delete Reddit, sent messages will still appear in users' inboxes unless they delete them on their side. Again, however, the user will only see "unassigned" when trying to find out who it came from.

You should also keep in mind that if you are a Reddit Premium member, the website will not automatically cancel your membership if you deactivate your account. Visit Reddit Help for details on how to do this.

Another thing to keep in mind is that you cannot temporarily deactivate your Reddit account. When it's gone, it's gone.

How to delete your posts and comments on Reddit

Before we talk about how to delete a Reddit account, let's start by showing you how to remove posts and comments.

The process is simple; all you need to do is follow the instructions below.

  • Go to reddit.com on your browser.
  • Enter your username and password, then press Sign in.
  • Go to your profile.
  • When you see the post you want to delete, select the three dots and scroll down to Delete.

To delete a comment, the steps are almost identical. All you have to do is select Comments> More> Delete.



How to delete your Reddit account

So, now you know how to delete posts and comments on Reddit. You are also aware of what you need to understand before removing your account and where to find help canceling a Reddit Premium membership.

Let's go ahead and discuss how to delete your Reddit account. Follow the steps below to complete this operation.

  • Go to Reddit.com on your computer and log in.
  • Click on the area where your username and avatar are located.
  • In the drop-down menu that you will then see, select User settings.
  • Scroll down and click Deactivate Account.

You will be asked to provide your username and password with optional feedback. Check the box "I understand deactivated accounts are not recoverable" and click Deactivate to continue.


If you're sure you don't want Reddit anymore, feel free to delete your account. But keep in mind that after deleting it, there is no way to get it back.


That said, Reddit won't stop you from re-entering just because you previously deleted an account. If you change your mind and feel your life is better with Reddit than without, you can register as a new user.


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